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Friday, August 28, 2009

The Man Who Spoke with His Mind

I first heard about this aspect of the story from Richard Metzger of Disinfo fame and now "Dangerous Minds"...

ANTIOCH, California (CNN) -- The man accused of abducting an 11-year-old girl in 1991 apparently maintained a blog in which he claimed to control sound with his mind.

The blog now has profanity-laced responses from people outraged over Phillip Garrido's alleged actions.

Police say Garrido confessed to abducting Jaycee Lee Dugard at age 11 and fathering two children with her. Police say Dugard and the children, now 11 and 15, were kept in several enclosures hidden behind his home in Antioch, California.

Garrido and his wife are in police custody.

Garrido's blog entries are posted by "THEMANWHOSPOKEWITHHISMIND." He refers to "God's Desire," which is a church based out of his home in Antioch, according to CNN affiliate KCRA of Sacramento.

In a post on August 14, he writes that during a "powerful demonstration" in July in Pittsburg, California, "the Creator has given me the ability to speak in the tongue of angels in order to provide a wake-up call that will in time include the salvation of the entire world."

"You too can witness what the world believe's [sic] is impossible to produce!" he writes, providing an e-mail address. "DON'T MISS OUT!"

Several news outlets, including The New York Times, have reported on the blog since the case started making international headlines Thursday.

In an interview from jail with KCRA, Garrido repeatedly asks the interviewer to retrieve legal documents he said he recently gave to the FBI, specifically for the news media, that he said will reveal "the most powerful, heartwarming story."

After listening to the excerpt of that interview, forensic psychiatrist Helen Morrison said Garrido's "grandiose" statement sounds similar.

"It sounds like so much like so many people that we hear about who have changed their lives because they've been visited by something to make them see the ways that they were bad in the past and now they're perfect," she told CNN's "American Morning."

It may be what he told his alleged victim in an effort to brainwash her, Morrison said. And that could make it difficult to prosecute him on criminal charges.

"If she's led to believe that this is suddenly become a caring, wonderful, lifesaver, when they have her on a witness stand, they're going to have to be prepared for some very difficult defense cross-examination," she said.

In another blog posting last year, Garrido claims to have a "new insight that has the potential of helping people who hear voices to possibly stop and reexamine their thinking before committing a violent act on themselves and/or others."

This technique, he writes, could help prevent tragedies, such as the woman who threw her three children into the San Francisco Bay in 2006 and later claimed to have been following directions from the "voice of God."

"This tragic act could have been avoided if my findings were made public before she found herself being led by a powerful internal and external [hearing] process that places the human mind under a hypnotic siege that in time leads a person to build a delusional belief system that drives them to whatever course of action they take," he writes.

He also posted several "declarations of affirmation" from 2006 allegedly signed by six witnesses "to affirm that I Phillip Garrido have clearly demonstrated the ability to control sound with my mind and have developed a device for others to witness this phenomena."

Timothy Allen, one of the six people identified as a witness, said Garrido forged his signature on the "declaration."

Allen -- who owns a glass shop in Pittsburg, California -- said Garrido printed business cards and letterhead for his company for 10 years.

"I had no personal contact with this guy outside of the front counter of my business," Allen told CNN. "He's got a lot of weird stuff going on, that guy ... I would have never in a million years thought it was anything dangerous or bad."

Allen said Garrido would come into the office with two young girls when he would drop off printing orders.

His blogging profile also reveals that he had four other blogs created although only one of them contains any actual content. They are titled as follows: Charging the angels with error, The Truth Will Set You Free, (another titled) Voices Revealed, and Exposed.

The blogsite The Truth Will Set You Free aka "Boast about This" contains the following message...

JEREMIAH 9:24 "But let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," 2 CORINTHIANS12:1 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows. 3And I know that this man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows-- 4was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. 5I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses.


jacob watson said...

I say burn him

Anonymous said...

Burning or death to these 2 monsters is too good for them. Their crimes are so horrific it defies to put into words. I would make them stay in a space the size of that shed for the rest of their lives without ever seeing another human being or speaking or hearing another human being. Not a dog or an animal, completely isolated and alone. That way they'll provide their own punishment.

aferrismoon said...

Considering the Garrido case of 'hidden children' and the name of VT VicTim - Heidi Childs, which, respectfully, sounds a bit like{
Hide The Children

I wonder if Ms. Dugard was filled full of pharmaceuticals in the manner of many US schoolchildren.

One of the Gitmo detainees was taken at 13 , apparently


suki (london) said...

The transcript of the interview Garrido gave the media:

I followed some of the links Gorrido has on his website, and they pretty much all deal with MKULTRA, government brainwashing and use of remote controlled devices to trigger certain behaviour in civilians...

It would be interesting to see what's in those documents he gave the FBI.

For those with interest in astrology, Ceres and Pluto were very active by transit the days of the abduction and release. In fact, Ceres and Pluto (Hades) are very prominent in both vicim and perpetrator's natal chart as well as in the aspects between both charts.

Everybody knows the myth of Ceres, Hades and Persephone, right?